Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sherri Baldy Challenge and my best friend

This is a tag I originally was going to use last week in the monochromatic challenge but never got her finished so I will use her for the flower challenge..lol 
My dear friend Valerie Grooms West and I were ten years old when we met. Life was hard being a kid from a bad divorce but she made it so much more bearable. We grew up together, married within two years of each other, bought a home within three houses of each other, vacationed together, she was there during a time when I tried so hard to have children then celebrated with me when I adopted my daughter.......then life happens. I got a new job and moved away...then a divorce another move, then another move, ..... a new husband...well you get the picture. I haven't seen Val in many years. But we can pick up the phone and talk like we just hung up from each other yesterday. I love her, miss her and thank her for being a friend to me........ There were many songs of life we have written together and I know if I forget a memory she will be there to remind me and if she forgets I will be there to remind her of a time less difficult, carefree and oh so fun. enjoy

In 1970 Val and I met both just ten years old.  Now 43 years later I still love her as much today

Our lives now couldn't be more different but our hearts will always remain the same.  A love for a childhood best friend....

There were so many memories we have written together....  She was Lucy and I was Ethel on most days.... but others I was Lucy and she was my Ethel. 


Sherri Baldy Art said...

This is SOOO DARLING ..I love it ...You are amazing girl!!!


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful tag that you have made for your friend it's along time, and that are the best friends.
thanks for join us at Scrapbook Stamp Society.

Greetings karin DT member

Kaija said...

This is so beautiful,I really it.Wonderful colors and details.
Thank you for joining ScrapbookStampSociety.
Hugs Kaija member

Pamela said...

Love the story. Beautiful work and something she will cherish.